Just when you think it is safe to like a new character, the soap goes and replaces the performer with someone else! General Hospital has recast Patrick’s ex-girlfriend Lisa with actress Brianna Brown.
Brianna Brown will take over the role of Dr. Lisa Niles (currently played by Julie Mond) according to Brianna’s official website. Brown, born and raised in Minnesota, caught the acting bug when she was a little girl in elementary school, doing community productions and school plays. With encouragement, Brianna made the move to Hollywood and landed her first role in 1999 on the NBC comedy Freaks and Geeks.
In 2001, Brianna got the chance to experience what it was like to work on the bigger screen in the feature film The Animal with Rob Schneider. The actress had a part in the 2003 film Hollywood Homicide starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. In 2004, she appeared in the action blockbuster Spiderman 2. The following year, in 2005, she starred a romantic comedy National Lampoon’s Adam and Eve with Cameron Douglas and Emmanuelle Chriqui. In 2006, Brianna landed a role as a pregnant farmer’s wife in Michael Landon Jr.’s Love’s Abiding Joy and then became a Zombie slayer in the remake of the cult classic, Night of the Living Dead 3D. Brianna also appeared in comedic films later that same year including, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Some of her primetime credits include Entourage, CSI:Miami, Without a Trace, The Closer, Criminal Minds, and Shark.
Her role on General Hospital will be her first foray into daytime. The actress’ first airdate is not known at this time. The Lisa character is the ex-girlfriend of hottie neurosurgeon Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), who is married to Dr. Robin Scorpio. Lisa came to town looking for a consultation for one of her patients. She’s also best friends with Port Charles District Attorney Louise Addison. Patrick’s little brother Matt (Jason Cook) has taken a liking to Lisa.
Look for Robin to reach out to Lisa after an incident at the hospital.
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